AHOY, me hearties! Hundreds of people attended a pirate day at Arreton Barns, to raise funds for children with disabilities and life threatening illnesses.

The Wight Pirates, who welcomed visitors to their pirate cove, completed with parrots, swords and gunpowder demonstrations, hope the event will become an annual tradition.

Organiser Edward Nash, former chair of the Wight Pirates, which disbanded several years ago, said: "Our hope is to bring back the Wight Pirates, but bigger and better.

"We want to teach people about the real golden age of pirates, expose some Hollywood myths and show people what pirates were really like.

"We had demonstrations, firing black powder from pistols and even a cannon."

The event raised £100 for children's charity Daisy Chains Isle of Wight.

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